If you don’t know the trees you may…

If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life. —Siberian Elder
God made man because he loves stories. —Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlev
There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. —Ursula K. LeGuin